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I love the community here at Bethel. We are a 500-member support group. I am going to miss that more than anything.
Elizabeth Shelly ’12

We’re glad your student is interested in Bethel

We know choosing a college for your son or daughter isn’t easy.

From among the hundreds of college institutions you can choose, why should you and your son or daughter decide on Bethel College?

Our 4-Year Graduation Guarantee

By fulfilling a few criteria, your son or daughter will graduate in four years—guaranteed. If he or she doesn’t, Bethel College will pick up the tab on tuition for any Bethel courses that your son or daughter needs to graduate. Bethel’s 4-Year Graduation Guarantee may not be for everyone, such as those who intend to earn a teaching certificate or those who have extra responsibilities outside of the classroom, but those who do choose the four-year plan save a significant amount of money and make a head start on their career or post-graduate studies.

Our personal attention

With an astounding student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, your son or daughter will receive special attention in the classroom. And, with enrollment between 500 and 600 each year, your son or daughter can easily find his or her niche on campus without being just another number in a lecture hall.

Our reputation

Bethel was No. 4 in the nation among baccalaureate colleges for its contribution to the public good, according to Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings for 2012–13. That’s No. 4 for recruiting and graduating low-income students, for producing cutting-edge scholars and for encouraging students to give something back to their community and country.

For the fifth straight year, Bethel is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas to be ranked in Forbes.com’s analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States for 2012-13. Bethel is consistently a first-tier school in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges. In addition, Bethel is one of only eight Kansas colleges, and one of only four private liberal arts institutions in the state, to be recognized as part of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012. Visit Bethel’s Fast Facts page to learn more about Bethel’s reputation and offerings.

Our strengths

Academic Excellence
Professors and classmates will engage, challenge and inspire your child to join students in an exhilarating pursuit of knowledge and personal fulfillment. Your child’s academic achievements will coincide with personal discovery and development toward wherever their dreams take them.
Opportunities for Participation
Your child’s education will extend beyond the classroom with activities designed to help him or her grow emotionally, socially and spiritually, all while enhancing his or her academic and leadership skills. With nearly 50 clubs and organizations, 15 varsity sports, a variety of fine arts opportunities, forensics and numerous intramural athletic options, your child has multiple ways to get involved and create lifelong college memories.
Intentional Caring Community
Bethel College’s caring community will challenge your child, face-to-face, to excel academically, to think creatively and carefully and to live with integrity. At Bethel College, your son or daughter will find the space and support he or she needs to discover dreams and embrace old truths.
Faith-based Values
Though Mennonites represent the largest single Christian denomination at Bethel, more than half of our students come from backgrounds other than Mennonite. Bethel College integrates faith and learning, empowering your child to view questions and dilemmas from multiple perspectives.